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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers
    Creator: Newcomb, Lemuel E.
    Creator: Newcomb, William
    Creator: Palmer, Julia
    Identifier/Call Number: M0022.B
    Identifier/Call Number: 171
    Physical Description: .6 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 500 items)
    Date (inclusive): 1861-1865


    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Acquisition Information:

    Given to the Hoover Library and then transferred to Special Collections

    Biographical Note

    Lemuel E. Newcomb was born in Grand Menan, Province of New Brunswick, Maine, in 1838. He enlisted in the 11th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, Infantry, on November 4, 1861 as a sergeant. He was promoted to 2nd. Lt. in May 1862, to 1st. Lt. in May 1863, and to Captain in July 1864. He was discharged in November 1864. He died at Los Gatos, California, August 6, 1921.


    Gift of Mary E. Newcomb and Lucy H. Butler to the Hoover Library

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers, M0022b, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of personal letters from Lemuel and William Newcomb to their family and letters from Lemuel to Julia Palmer, whom he married. Also included are the diaries of Lemuel (1861-1864), genealogical information, and post-war military papers.

    Use Policy

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.